To help celebrate our 50th anniversary, Doris R. Dant has compiled a new book of personal essays titled Adventures of the Soul: The Best Creative Nonfiction from BYU Studies.
Expect startling disclosures if you open this book, for these are personal essays—the reality show of literature. Sometimes with brutal candor, these essays trace gospel messages in the lives of the humble. A Xhosa black man with three teeth and a perfectly round head becomes the Savior of all races. A young mother recognizes her entire body belongs to her children—"take, eat!" A harmonica player is awakened and washed by irrigation water, the water of life. A returned missionary learns to see God's mysterious hand in the life of a former foe. Miracles, love, pain, the substance of life—all can be found in these stories.